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Philippines Still Tops In Gender Equality In Asia But Falls 3 Notches In World Ranking

By Gaea Katreena Cabico Philstar.com November 2, 2017   The Philippines maintained its status of having the narrowest gender gap in Asia but fell three places in the world ranking, according to the 2017 Global Gender Gap Index. According to the annual report of the World Economic Forum released November 2, the country dipped to 10th place this year from seventh place last year. It got a score of 0.790. The Philippines also ceded its position as the highest performer in the East Asia and the Pacific region to New Zealand, which scored 0.791. “A worsening performance on the wage…

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